Find meaningful work
Meaningful work one of the most important human needs. It is the conduct of activity perceived by the individual as contributing to society. It can be paid employment (working for another), self-employment (working for oneself) or volunteering (contributing to a cause and being compensated in ways other than salary).
Employment Coordination Team
The Employment Coordination Team supports the Wellbeing Program to find meaningful work for veterans and their partners.
Coordination is central to achieving these outcomes. The Employment Coordination Team will bring together in a coordinated manner the efforts of the significant number of agencies and organisations involved in this space.
The Employment Coord Team supports Townsville's employers through the Veterans Business Alliance (VBA) [int].
What we can do for you...
We have an employment capability that connects veterans and partners with employers and organisations that can support starting a business.
Our main connection is Career Transition Management with Right Management who will walk you through the stages from preparation to landing your ideal job. Our partnership is well described in this A4 poster.
We can also assist if you are thinking of starting your own business. In that case, we'll utilise Prince's Trust Australia Enterprise for Veterans program. We'll also hook you in with the NEIS Program and link you to the Veterans Community Business Chamber.
Or, if it's volunteer work you are after, something to support our veteran community or other cause, no matter how much time or effort you can afford, we can help you find meaningful work. In this regard, you could join us on Team Oasis (have a look here [int]), and we work closely with Volunteering North Queensland [ext] in case there is something specific you had in mind.
Useful Links for Employment*
*Links list is not exhaustive, if you know of another please use the contact form to let us know.
An excellent booklet/toolkit from the PM's Employment Program
Booklet/Toolkit "A practical guide to planning your transition to the civilian workforce" [ext link]
Issues to be aware of when coming to 'Civvie Street'
Finding Meaningful Work
What industries are jobs growing fastest in?
The Australian Government website JobOutlook is a good place to start for a menu of jobs you might be interested in. See what jobs are on the rise in the next 5 years?
Here are 67 occupations tipped to have strong demand in the future, ABC News 6 Jan 2023
Now find how to acquire the skills that can lead to what you want to do.
Recognition of Prior Learning from ADF?
Australian Veterans Employers Coalition [ext] also assists in assessing RPL but requires some support which our Employment Coordinator can provide.
Learning & Development Solutions focus is the operation and continued development of a MILITARY RPL program that recognises military training, knowledge and experience to provide veterans with Australian nationally recognised qualifications. Learning & Development Solutions is an Australian Veteran Owned Business.
Qld Government Skills gateway site is very useful, it is a search engine to assist people to navigate training courses, qualifications and funding. It also provides details of all current Skilling Queenslanders for Work projects in QLD.
Preparing a Resume and Covering Letter
Videos on YouTube "Job Seeker Prep Series" on how to write a Resume and Covering Letter
Finding a Job
Employment Services that support ex-ADF members*
Enabled Employment (one of a few focusses is ex-ADF)
Trans-Civ (Defence career transition)
EDit (Ex-Defence Integration Team)
Starting a Business